Weaver news

Movement of a Cape Weaver chick

2009-10-14 (28)

On 17 October 2009 a juvenile Cape Weaver with ring CV43096 was recaptured at Mocke River wetland in Cape Town. The ringing event was a ringing demonstration for the SACS Junior School Enviro Club, organised by Lynne Roscoe. The bird had been ringed as a chick at Athlone Sewage Works on 26/08/2009 in a nest with two chicks. The chick probably fledged about a week after ringing, and dispersed 10.5 km in about 6 weeks. Read more about the dispersal of weaver chicks here.